Jon’s mother mentioned that an herb garden should always be planted near the kitchen. Once we started thinking about it, we realized we had the perfect spot for another garden near the kitchen.
The spot we chose was one of those spots that is impossible to mow. There were 2 old stumps, an ancor line for the telephone poll and it is on just enough of a slope that the riding lawn mower would often get stuck and the tires would just spin. Now this spot which was a nussense is a tear drops shaped garden just of our back deck! Two thirds of the garden is an herb garden. I planted basil (green leaf, red leaf and cinnamin varieties), parsley, dill, sage, thyme, rosemary, chives and cilantro. The herbs weren’t doing so well at first but they seem to be coming along nicely now. We did lose a few plants to the dang slugs though! They are terrible in our yard
The remaining third of our garden is planted with strawberries. I bought them on clearance late this spring and hope they will come up for next year. I’m not expecting much but it is a nice experiment! I love strawberries!
I run out to this garden daily. I just can’t get enough of the fresh herbs and I hope that by the end of the summer I can dehydrate most of these plants to get me through the winter. I did plant the rosemary and one basil in pots so that I can bring them in this winter.